Nelson Faria: The Brazilian Guitar Book
The ultimate guide to the samba, bossa nova and other Brazilian styles for guitar. Over 140 pages of accompaniment patterns and chord melodies for samba, bossa, baio, frevo, etc., with complete chord voicings written out for each example. Also includes short transcriptions of guitar parts as recorded by Toninho Horta, Joao Bosco, Joao Gilberto, and other Brazilian guitar masters.
Please note - this style of playing requires a nimble fingerstyle of playing (not plectrum!)
Book/CD, 143 pages
A sensibly laid out, user-friendly primer to the major Brazilian styles. With an accompanying CD of Faria fluently rendering every example and clear explanations of the various syncopated rhythms that make Brazilian music so exciting, Faria's book is something of a breakthrough, not to mention a bargain - Guitar Player International